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How to maintain the Chain?

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Riding the urban electric bike can add a piece of fun to the busy urban life, not only can exercise the body, recuperate the body and mind, but also meet more riders during cycling, and bring the happiness of cycling to our lives. But many riders don't have too much knowledge of electric city bike maintenance, and sometimes it is even a tricky problem. Let's start with the chain. The chain is the most easily worn and contaminated component in cycling, and it is also the most tangled and headache component for riders.


The maintenance of the chain depends largely on the environment and conditions when you ride the affordable electric bike. Riding in wet and muddy environments requires more maintenance than on dry and asphalt roads. Now I will introduce how to clean and maintain the bicycle chain.


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Clean the chain


Regarding the method of cheap folding ebike chain cleaning, one of the most frequently discussed and disputed topics among riders is, what detergent should be used?


My suggestion is not to directly soak the chain of folding fat ebikes in strong acid and strong alkaline cleaners such as diesel, gasoline, kerosene, WD-40, degreaser, because the inner ring bearing of the chain is filled with high-viscosity grease. Once washed off, it will make the inner ring dry. No matter how much low-viscosity chain oil is added afterwards, it will not help.



Suggested cleaning method


Hot soapy water, hand sanitizer, or a discarded toothbrush or a slightly harder brush, can be washed directly with water. The cleaning effect is not very good, and it needs to be wiped dry after cleaning, otherwise it will rust.


Special chain cleaners are generally imported products with good cleaning effect and good lubrication effect. They are sold in professional assist hybrid electric bike shops, but the price is more expensive. Bikers with better economic foundations can consider them.


For metal powder, find a larger container, take a spoon and rinse with boiling water, remove the chain and place it in the water to clean it with a harder brush.


The advantage of metal powder is that it can easily clean the oil stains on the big wheel electric bike chain, and generally does not clean the butter in the inner ring, it is not irritating, and does not hurt your hands. This thing is commonly used by masters who do mechanical work. It is very safe for hand washing. You can buy them in larger hardware stores. The disadvantage is that because the auxiliary is water, the chain of electric mountain bikes must be wiped or dried after cleaning, which takes a long time.



Lubrication of the chain


After each cleaning, wiping or cleaning the best commuter ebike chain with solvent, be sure to add lubricating oil, and make sure that the chain is dry before adding lubricating oil. First penetrate the lubricating oil into the bearing part of the chain, and then let it become viscous or dry. This can surely lubricate the easily worn parts of the chain (two joints on both sides). A good lubricating oil feels like water at first and easily penetrates, but after a while it will become thicker or dry, which can provide long-lasting lubrication.


After applying lubricating oil, use a dry cloth to wipe the excess oil on the chain to avoid adhesion of dirt and dust. Before reinstalling the chain, remember to clean the interconnection of the chain to ensure that there is no dirt left. After the chain of the carbon electric bike is cleaned, some lubricating oil must be applied to the inside and outside of the shaft when assembling the magic button.


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